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Austria’s banks face up to ROE slump

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Bank Austria saw return on equity drop from 8.37% to 0.18% year-on-year in 2020.

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Mortgage exposures weigh on Polish banks

September 16, 2021

Poland’s largest bank, PKO Bank Polski, saw pre-tax profits slump 109%.

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High rates boost net interest income at Turkish banks

September 15, 2021

Leading lenders saw net interest income increase despite tricky economic conditions.

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Ghosts of European debt crisis linger over Portugal’s banks

September 14, 2021

Pre-tax profits slumped at leading lenders last year as the country’s heavily indebted private sector struggled with the pandemic.

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Securities services revenues remain flat despite strong equity markets

September 13, 2021

Declines in net interest income and other factors have suppressed revenue levels at the industry’s largest banks. 

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Can Japan’s banks find a path to higher growth?

September 7, 2021

While the Japanese banking industry has not enjoyed the meteoric rise seen in China over the past decade, it continues to build up its asset base. 

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Cypriot banks make progress in tackling bad loans

September 1, 2021

The NPL ratio at Bank of Cyprus, the country’s largest lender, fell from 41% in 2016 to 12.4% last year.

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House price surge swells mortgage books at Swedish banks

August 31, 2021

The country’s three largest banks recorded close to 20% growth in mortgages last year.

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Dutch banks bolster loan loss provisions

August 27, 2021

ABN Amro increased loan impairment provisions by 285% in 2020, in preparation for the damaging impact of Covid-19.

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Vietnamese banks' net interest income held up in 2020

August 26, 2021

A surge in Covid-19 infections this year has prompted authorities to renew calls for banks to cut lending rates.

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